Now fencing is a word which comes with a lot of options and a very wide scope. You may create a fence for simply adding to the beauty of the property. Or you may fence purely for protection or your aim may be securing privacy. Whatever the reason is that you are making a fence for; you must decide what exactly you need from the fence, before you call the fencing contractor.
The fencing contractor will come and see the area, will tell you a fence type appropriate for you, or will just work as you direct to make you the fence. But they will be able to put their best, only when you have clear idea of what you want the fence to do for you.
A fence can be functional or ornamental. And a fence contractor knows what exactly each type means. But you also must understand the difference to set expectation of the working budget, the fees of the contractor, the fence’s future maintenance etc.
What is a functional fence?
The main job of fencing in the earliest human civilization was to declare a guarded area, which belongs to the owner. A fence I a wise way to tell people around you, that this place belongs to you, and you don’t want trespassing without permission. Hence, this is one kind of security or protection for the property which the fence brings along.
Besides, fences will protect livestock from getting out, will protect and guard your pet in confined area etc. Hence any such rail or fence which you get erect for protecting the place, or telling people your boundaries,or for protecting the livestock, or guarding your privacy, will be deemed as functional.
A fence contractor buildings functional fence must be an expert in the job, and should be able to tell you the various ways you may plan the functional fence as per the function type. That is why you need an experienced fence contractor who knows the pros and cons of various types of fences and the art of installing them in any area, soil type etc.
What is an ornamental fence?
An ornamental fence is purely used for decorative reasons. There can be various designs in ornamental fencing, and such fences come ins wide range of budgets. Hence you may plan one as per your budget, property looks, your choice etc, and all you would need is an experienced-fence contractor to tell you the details.
As per the climate of your area, the ornamental fence may be made of wickets or bamboo rails, or may be made from composite wood, or may be made from metal too. While you would get plenty of design and height suggestions from the fence contractor to suit as per the property style and looks, you would also get advice on the best material for the purpose within your budget.
Ornamental fencing helps in property staging a lot, and many people plan one while working on the aesthetics of their property.